The Connected Battlefield Blog

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Delivering More of Moore: More Silicon Means More Possibilities

Having worked with various silicon processing technologies for well over 14 years, I’ve witnessed how Moore’s Law has impacted CPU, GPU, and FPGA devices. Back in 2004, I was a part of a research group under Annant Agarwal at MIT CSAIL where students prototyped a 16-core processor. This was a project called the MIT RAW architecture workstation and was a tiled design. At that time, such a massive multi-core system was revolutionary. Since then,...

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Embedded World 2018: we look into the future

Yesterday at Embedded World 2018, we were at the NVIDIA Jetson Meetup, a session primarily aimed at universities and students to bring them up to speed with the latest iteration of NVIDIA Tegra SoMs (systems-on-module) – namely, the TX2. The event was very well attended, and it was great to see the next generation of developers being so excited about the possibilities and opportunities that come with NVIDIA Jetson technology - for AI, autonomous...

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Thoughts from Embedded World 2018

Embedded World is the industry's largest show. Chris Lever, our VP of Corporate Development, files this report from the show floor.

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The challenges of dominating the electromagnetic spectrum

In the first part of this 2-part post, we look at the strategic imperative of dominating the electromagnetic spectrum, and the trends driving development such as the need for wider bandwidth and higher channel counts.

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Nothing New - continued

Having reminisced about what he felt were the shortcomings of static analysis as a debugging tool, John Thomson updates us on how its latest iteration caused him to think differently about its value.

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Nothing New

Just because something didn't used to seem to work very well, doesn't mean it still doesn't - as John Thomson finds out when he revisits static analysis, a software technique designed to improve the quality of software code.

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The Spectre of a Meltdown?

I n this post, we review the actions Abaco is taking in respect of vulnerabilities uncovered by Google Project Zero that have the potential to impact our customers' systems.

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We're at IAV in London

At the International Armoured Vehicles show in London this week, no fewer than 41 countries are represented with much discussion of cost of ownership, retrofit/modernization and the value of open architectures.

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Cześć z Warszawy w Polsce (or "Hello from Warsaw, Poland")

Today finds us at Electronic Warfare 2018 in Warsaw, Poland where military, government agencies and industry organizations are meeting to discuss the future of battlefield technology.

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Three steps to OpenVPX

It's the beginning of another year, and perhaps you've resolved that this will be the year you fully evaluate what OpenVPX may be able to do for you. Here, Ross Newman outlines how to get started, and describes how Abaco can help.

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2018: the year it comes together

In the first of our posts looking forward over the coming 12 months, the beginning of the year finds Larry Schaffer in philosophical mood. In this blog post, he looks at one of the most exciting - yet challenging - developments in technology as the day of the truly autonomous vehicle draws ever closer.

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The Connected Battlefield: looking back (part 2)

In the second half of the year. The Connected Battlefield covered topics as diverse as deep learning and the latest developments in processors, touching on autonomous vehicles along the way - and how we revolutionized mission ready systems to deliver exactly what our customers want, but far faster and at lower cost than would be possible with in-house development.

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The Connected Battlefield: looking back

Our blog has featured a new post every week - sometimes, more than one. Here, we look back at some of the highlights of the first half of the year.

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AI in the military: opportunities – and challenges

Many in the military are convinced that AI is a hugely relevant technology for the future. Here, David Tetley agrees - and explains how some of the barriers to implementing it can be overcome.

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Seeing the Big Picture

Demonstrations at AOC brought out the video gamer in Haydn Nelson - but they also got him to thinking about the value Abaco brings.

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